Old Habits Australia Dur: 7
Dir: Mary Musolino
A beach-side change-room becomes a confessional for two sisters, who are forced to decide if they have the strength to endure their respective marriages or the courage to leave.
Junk Paddle Australia Dur: 11:18
Dir: Beau Miles
We can buy a paddle, or wood to make a paddle, but what about making one from Junk? Collecting rubbish wood between my train station and my office, this is the story of a junk-made-paddle.
Lone Wolf Australia Dur: 7
Dir: January Jones
Determined to fit in at a sleepover, 15-year-old Sam ignores cruel taunts from mean girl Blair and her growing feelings for new friend Willow, but she can’t ignore the strange things happening to her body.
King of the House United States Dur: 10
Dir: Zige Zhang
A delusional man lives alone in a small dark house, believing that he is the king of the world and his supremacy is secure. However, his sovereignty is shaken by the arrival of a stranger. Little by little, this intruder occupies his living space, forces him to face his inner fears, cowardice and inferiority. Eventually, he realizes the great king he conjured in his tiny kingdom, is nothing but a pitiful tramp to the rest of the world.
Mild A ustralia Dur: 3:37
Dir: Daniel Woods
Campbell Sims expresses on what it’s like to grow up having a learning difficulty in and out of school, whilst talking about how different things such as art has helped him get through life.
Slaughter Iran, Islamic Republic Dur: 13:03
Dir: Saman Hosseinpuor, Ako Zandkarimi
Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village, but his son fled out the cow.
Georgie Lee and the Lost Soul Australia Dur: 8:35
Dir: Paul Joseph McSherry
McSherry creates music in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The music is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.
Taboo Australia Dur: 14
Dir: Olivia Altavilla
After witnessing the local priest abuse his power, Sofia attempts to convince her devout Catholic family to act.
The Queen of Diamond Creek Hospital Australia Dur: 3:21
Dir: Lynn Lageman, Olivier Bonenfant
A quick interview with the self-proclaimed Queen of Diamond Creek Hospital, is not really what it seems.
This Place Australia Dur: 10:05
Dir: Michelle Joy
An outsider travels to Slab City, also known as the last free place in America, and finds hope in an unexpected place, where everyone and everything has a second chance.
Home Safe Australia Dur: 6.35
Home Safe is a short social drama that follows a young woman’s journey home after work and the harassment that she witnesses and experiences over the course of one evening.